David Jaffe: "we are not making a new Twisted Metal"

 http://www.joystiq.com/2010/05/24/david-jaffe-not-working-on-new-twisted-metal/
 Well, there's another layer of dust on my PS3.
 Some of the commenters there think he's bluffing, and there's even believable evidence that Eat Sleep Play has been working on a new TM.
 But it seems odd that he would outright deny its existence instead of a simple "no comment". His talk of the difficulty in designing an original game makes it sound authentic. And I've been convinced for years that Sony has no interest in producing more Twisted Metal games, seeing as how there hasn't been a major one made in almost a decade. I wish that weren't true though.
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Edited by BoringK
 http://www.joystiq.com/2010/05/24/david-jaffe-not-working-on-new-twisted-metal/
 Well, there's another layer of dust on my PS3.
 Some of the commenters there think he's bluffing, and there's even believable evidence that Eat Sleep Play has been working on a new TM.
 But it seems odd that he would outright deny its existence instead of a simple "no comment". His talk of the difficulty in designing an original game makes it sound authentic. And I've been convinced for years that Sony has no interest in producing more Twisted Metal games, seeing as how there hasn't been a major one made in almost a decade. I wish that weren't true though.
Posted by Yummylee

The PS3 is truly doomed without a TM sequel.

Posted by wefwefasdf

Ah. I was hoping for one. My brother and I had some crazy battles playing Twisted Metal. Good times...

Posted by Bones8677

Forget Jaffe. Sony should just make it anyway!

Posted by MachoFantastico

Folks this is David Jaffe, stopped believing what he said years ago to be honest. Not sure Twisted Metal as the fan power anymore either, but I get the feeling Jaffe might be telling porkies here. 

Posted by DrPockets000

Companies have been known to outright deny things.  Barely a week before Gears 3 had a release date, Cliff Belinski was asked about a release date, and he said "forget about it".

Posted by ZanzibarBreeze
@Abyssfull said:
" The PS3 is truly doomed without a TM sequel. "
Hardly. :)
 
But I am totally ready for another Twisted Metal.
Posted by HistoryInRust
@TrueEnglishGent said:
" Folks this is David Jaffe, stopped believing what he said years ago to be honest. Not sure Twisted Metal as the fan power anymore either, but I get the feeling Jaffe might be telling porkies here.  "
It really doesn't. I know pretty hardcore gamers who can't even tell you what Twisted Metal is.  
 
It's definitely a niche franchise, anymore. Could do with a reboot, I guess, to try and get it going again. 
Posted by Cube

People talk shit about Jaffe for no reason. 
 
Love the guy myself.

Posted by Red12b

Well that sucks and licks sick assholes.  
 
Damn, I was looking forward to TM... Boo, Boo to that I say.
Edited by Spoonman671

While I have fond memories of playing split-screen with my friends in Twisted Metal 2, I don't know if that kind of gameplay would really stand the test of time.  That said, a Twisted Metal game is supposed to be in the works for the PS3, whether Jaffe would be working on it or not.  I think there was a tease of some kind in association with Twisted Metal: Head-On (Extra Twisted Edition) for PS2.  This game came out a long time ago, so it could just be a situation like the Metroid Dread tease in Metroid Prime 3.  Time will tell I suppose.
 
EDIT:
 
Here's the link the an IGN article about the tease I referenced:
 
 http://ps3.ign.com/articles/850/850449p1.html
 
So, regardless of which Jaffe quote you believe one of them has to be lying, right?

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Posted by ryanwho
@Cube said:
" People talk shit about Jaffe for no reason.  Love the guy myself. "
Nono, there are good reasons. Insert quote from random twitter.
Posted by Cube
@ryanwho said:
" @Cube said:
" People talk shit about Jaffe for no reason.  Love the guy myself. "
Nono, there are good reasons. Insert quote from random twitter. "
A man who has been successful in the industry and is currently in the industry is a lot more credible than a bunch of angry nerds.
Posted by ryanwho
@Cube said:
" @ryanwho said:
" @Cube said:
" People talk shit about Jaffe for no reason.  Love the guy myself. "
Nono, there are good reasons. Insert quote from random twitter. "
A man who has been successful in the industry and is currently in the industry is a lot more credible than a bunch of angry nerds. "
Indeed. Jaffe made Twisted Metal well over a decade ago and God of War 6 years ago then lost all relevance. He is the angry nerd.
Posted by Spoonman671
@Cube said:
" @ryanwho said:
" @Cube said:
" People talk shit about Jaffe for no reason.  Love the guy myself. "
Nono, there are good reasons. Insert quote from random twitter. "
A man who has been successful in the industry and is currently in the industry is a lot more credible than a bunch of angry nerds. "
I suggest checking my edited post.
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Posted by Cube
@ryanwho said:
" @Cube said:
" @ryanwho said:
" @Cube said:
" People talk shit about Jaffe for no reason.  Love the guy myself. "
Nono, there are good reasons. Insert quote from random twitter. "
A man who has been successful in the industry and is currently in the industry is a lot more credible than a bunch of angry nerds. "
Indeed. Jaffe made Twisted Metal well over a decade ago and God of War 6 years ago then lost all relevance. He is the angry nerd. "
How has he lost all relevance when gaming websites quote him constantly?  
 
He's admitted he hasn't had a hit since...what? 2005? The guy knows it.  
 
But then again telling me your opinion on a man I'll never meet is a bit like telling me you have to go to the bathroom. 
 
I hope you feel the same about my opinion, and we move on! :-)
Posted by Cube
@Spoonman671 said:
" @Cube said:
" @ryanwho said:
" @Cube said:
" People talk shit about Jaffe for no reason.  Love the guy myself. "
Nono, there are good reasons. Insert quote from random twitter. "
A man who has been successful in the industry and is currently in the industry is a lot more credible than a bunch of angry nerds. "
I suggest checking my edited post. "
If he's lying it's because he doesn't want to spoil it.  
 
It's what they do, I guess.
Posted by ryanwho
@Cube said:
" @ryanwho said:
" @Cube said:
" @ryanwho said:
" @Cube said:
" People talk shit about Jaffe for no reason.  Love the guy myself. "
Nono, there are good reasons. Insert quote from random twitter. "
A man who has been successful in the industry and is currently in the industry is a lot more credible than a bunch of angry nerds. "
Indeed. Jaffe made Twisted Metal well over a decade ago and God of War 6 years ago then lost all relevance. He is the angry nerd. "
How has he lost all relevance when gaming websites quote him constantly?   He's admitted he hasn't had a hit since...what? 2005? The guy knows it.   But then again telling me your opinion on a man I'll never meet is a bit like telling me you have to go to the bathroom.  I hope you feel the same about my opinion, and we move on! :-) "
Well no. Not gaming websites. Kotaku and Joystiq quote him constantly because they have a ridiculous per day article quota and they make articles about literally everything. Also I have to go to the bathroom.
Posted by Spoonman671
@Cube:   Probably shouldn't have put the tease in his game then.
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Posted by Binman88

He's lying.

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Posted by BoringK

 Websites quote David Perry all the time too. I'm not actually sure that he was ever relevant.
 I'm well aware of the tease in the PS2 version of Head-On; I tend to take coded messages hidden in PSP ports with several very large grains of salt.
 

@Binman88

said:

" He's lying. "

I hope so. I really do. I hope a year from now we're all playing a new Twisted Metal game and laughing about this.  But even if ESP was working on a new TM game previously, I wouldn't be surprised if Sony said to them "Hey guys, abandon that project and make us a first-person shooter. You know what Halo is like, right?"
Posted by LtColJaxson

It really doesn't matter what he says - they can just change their mind and make another one. It's just when the time is right and when they have the money and development team to do it. There is always the possibility in future when more interest might grow into that genre. 

Posted by EpicSteve

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Posted by Kaz_Hooray
@Bones8677 said:
" Forget Jaffe. Sony should just make it anyway! "
We don't give a shit what that dumpling dick does, Twisted Metal is making a return on the Playstation 3 relatively soon. I'll personally bring it to E3 if I have to.
Posted by Landon

Twisted Metal has always sucked, car combat games died a long time ago, and a Twisted Metal sequel wouldn't sell.

Posted by lolicanseeyou
@SpikeSpiegel said:
" Ah. I was hoping for one. My brother and I had some crazy battles playing Twisted Metal. Good times... "
I know exactly what you mean, which one could you shoot the statue of liberty in until she was in her undies?
Posted by JokerSmilez

a.) If he were to just say "no comment" everyone would know that means yes. If he were, he's not going to say until he's allowed to say.
b.) Just because David Jaffe isn't working on one, doesn't mean no one is or a new Twisted Metal isn't in the works.
 
I hope there is though as it's been my favorite Sony franchise since the first one.
 
Personally, I don't really think this quote is news, but we'll see.

Posted by BoringK
Best. E3. EVAR
 
I had to take off for work halfway through the Sony keynote and didn't find out until just now. When I saw it...I screamed.
Posted by FakePlasticTree
@Landon said:
" Twisted Metal has always sucked, car combat games died a long time ago, and a Twisted Metal sequel wouldn't sell. "
Sure it will. Don't underestimate brand recognition. A friend of mine just bought a PS3 last night, because Twisted Metal got announced. Obviously there's other games to play, but Twisted Metal was the one he was waiting for.  
 
Personally I'm not excited for it, I was never a big TM fan, but there's a lot of people who want it. 
Posted by Bucketdeth

I am pumped for this and the new Donkey Kong Country, I'll be getting a Wii when they go on sale if they arn't already,

Posted by CreativeColossi

Maybe it's just me, but I moved on from Twisted Metal long ago. =/

Posted by Zero_

Hah, had a feeling he was lying - especially after Pachter's intentional slip up on GameTrailers

Posted by ttocs
@CreativeColossi said:
" Maybe it's just me, but I moved on from Twisted Metal long ago. =/ "
Really?  Were you a big gamer with the PS1?  I've found that amongst my friends, Twisted Metal is one of the most widely appreciated games and something everyone played during that time.  I was in High School at the time so maybe it's an age thing - but I know that this was a great game and resulted in endless playtimes it seemed.
Edited by ChickenPants

As someone who was a PC gamer up until I got a PS2 I never played a Twisted Metal game so I was also skeptical of its lasting appeal a decade on from TM: Black when Sony decided it was worthy of finishing their press conference with a bang.
 
But I shit you not, on one of the most fanboyish and nerd ragish sites - Gamespot, I went to the Twisted Metal story page and couldn't find even a single negative comment about it.There was no ''TM SUX'' or ''LMAO SONY FAIL''. There were literally 5 pages of jubilation and people saying they were going to buy PS3s and buy it day one.I was pretty amazed.After being pretty ''meh'' on it initially I am now more than willing to give it a try.

Posted by TwistedGamer

im so happy that TM is finally coming to the ps3, im a pretty big TM fan, more so with Black. i put soooo many hours into black...
 
cant wait to use Mr. grimm again :D